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Preparing Faculty for Teaching a MOOC: Recommendations from Research and Experience

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Trends and developments in all aspects of open education: OER, MOOC, Open University
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Alibaba and Peking University Establish Chinese MOOC Platform - TechNode

Alibaba and Peking University Establish Chinese MOOC Platform - TechNode | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Chinese MOOCs – an online course platform for the global Chinese-speaking audience and anyone interested in Chinese language and culture – was
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OER as Retention Initiative | Confessions of a Community College Dean @insidehighered

OER as Retention Initiative | Confessions of a Community College Dean @insidehighered | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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Emerging Practices in Open Online Learning Environments | George Veletsianos

Emerging Practices in Open Online Learning Environments | George Veletsianos | Opening up education | Scoop.it
I joined Audrey Watters, Philipp Schmidt, Stephen Downes, and Jeremy Friedberg in Toronto last week, to give a talk at Digital Learning Reimagined, an event hosted and organized by Ryerson University s Chang School.
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Maak kennis met de grootste uitvinder aller tijden

Maak kennis met de grootste uitvinder aller tijden | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Ze heeft de meeste patenten op haar naam. Bijna alle grote innovaties van de afgelopen eeuw komen bij haar vandaan. Alleen: ze krijgt nooit de erkenning die ze verdient. Tijd om daar iets aan te doen.
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Does the MOOC spell the end for universities? | OUPblog

Does the MOOC spell the end for universities? | OUPblog | Opening up education | Scoop.it
The seemingly unassailable rise of the MOOC – the Massive Open On-Line Course – has many universities worried. Offering access to millions of potential students, it seems like the solution to so many of the problems that beset higher education. Fees are low, or even non-existent; anyone can sign up; staff time is strictly limited as even grading is done by peers or automated multiple-choice questionnaires. In an era of ever-rising tuition fees and of concerns about the barriers that stop the les
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Integrating open textbooks, open research and open data into teaching | Tony Bates

Integrating open textbooks, open research and open data into teaching | Tony Bates | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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Harvard and M.I.T. Sued Over Failing to Caption Online Courses - NYTimes.com

Harvard and M.I.T. Sued Over Failing to Caption Online Courses - NYTimes.com | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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Coursera sets sights on universities

Coursera sets sights on universities | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Tim Dodd | Coursera, a leading ­provider of free, online education, is shifting its strategy to allow universities to use its courses for everyday teaching in place of conventional lectures.
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New Models of Knowledge Production. Open Access Publishing and Experimental Research Practices (Part I)

New Models of Knowledge Production. Open Access Publishing and Experimental Research Practices (Part I) | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Chapter 5 of my thesis focuses on opportunities to intervene in the current cultures of knowledge production in academia and publishing, exploring efforts to rethink and re-perform the institutions...
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The other chapters of this thesis are also worthwhile to read. This 

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Open informational ecosystems: The missing link for sharing resources for education | Kerres | The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning

Open informational ecosystems: The missing link for sharing resources for education | Kerres | The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Open informational ecosystems: The missing link for sharing resources for education
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Unsplash | Free High Resolution Photos | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Free (do whatever you want) high-resolution photos. Download 10 new free photos every 10 days.
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10 key takeaways about differences between classroom, blended, online and open learning | Tony Bates

10 key takeaways about differences between classroom, blended, online and open learning | Tony Bates | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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MOOCs teach corporations about new opportunities

MOOCs teach corporations about new opportunities | Opening up education | Scoop.it
Massive online open courses (MOOCs) have received a lot of attention over the last two years for their potential to disrupt higher education. Though they…
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Meet the New, Self-Appointed MOOC Accreditors: Google and Instagram – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Meet the New, Self-Appointed MOOC Accreditors: Google and Instagram – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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Perception and use of massive open online courses among medical students in a developing country: multicentre cross-sectional study | Aboshady et al., BMJ Open

About one-fifth of undergraduate medical students in Egypt have heard about MOOCs. Students who actively participated showed a positive attitude towards the experience, but better time management skills and faster Internet connection speeds are required. Further studies are needed involving enrolled students in large representative samples, to assess their experiences using MOOCs. In addition, more effort is needed to raise awareness among students of such courses, as most students who had not heard about MOOCs did show interest in participating once they became aware of the courses.


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When MOOCs rose to prominence, Daphne Koller was one of the first to point out their promises for democratizing education. MOOCs, for example, are made available to everybody with Internet acces, including countries in the developing world, who now had access to educational content from top universities, as Koller said. In this lies the danger of cultural imperialism and I have reported on this in these pages as well as written about it (in the now defunct MOOC Forum journal). Still, these are mere opinions,  I had never seen any data about the actual appreciation of MOOCs by students in developing countries, until this paper was brought to my attention, that is. Hidden in the text is the one precious sentence which states that cultural issues did not appear to be a problem for the (Egyptian) students canvassed (through a questionnaire). In stead, other problems were mentioned, general ones such as a lack of time and more specific ones such as insufficient bandwidth. Altogether a very useful study, certainly for MOOC providers who have confessed to want to cater for the needs of students in developing countries. @pbsloep

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Position paper for the boost of Open Educational Resources on the basis of Free Software

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eLearning paper issue 40 "Assessment, certification, and quality assurance in open learning" is now online

eLearning paper issue 40 "Assessment, certification, and quality assurance in open learning" is now online | Opening up education | Scoop.it
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